Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2015
This description of Fernando Assad's work was prepared when Fernando Assad was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2015.
Fernando Assad is preventing major health risks and bringing dignity to those in Brazil who live in unsafe homes with his home improvement kit. In addition to the kit, his organization Vivenda creates incentives for volunteers, builders, the government, and companies from the housing construction supply chain to provide safer housing for the millions living in inadequate homes.
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